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The Best Football Players Ever

List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.

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  1. 1
    + 4209
    - 1715

    the people's #1
    Wide receiver

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3907
    - 1670

    most listed
    Quarterback

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3510
    - 1415

    Running back

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 3635
    - 1116

    Running back

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2569
    - 1253
    ) open
  6. 6
    + 2465
    - 1247

    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 3110
    - 2080

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Quarterback

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 3077
    - 2145

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Quarterback

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2072
    - 1194

    Quarterback

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 2076
    - 929

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2450
    - 874

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 2097
    - 993

    Running back

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1983
    - 1087

    Quarterback

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1985
    - 1088

    Quarterback

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1648
    - 861

    Linebacker, Center

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1643
    - 753

    Quarterback

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1562
    - 984

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Quarterback

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1702
    - 765

    Wide receiver

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 2018
    - 1040

    Linebacker

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1585
    - 721

    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1685
    - 733
    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1124
    - 640

    Running back

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1267
    - 607

    Running back

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1440
    - 334

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1208
    - 846

    Tight end

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1016
    - 559

    Running back

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 978
    - 632
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1055
    - 725

    Quarterback

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 1220
    - 693

    Quarterback

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 980
    - 567

    Linebacker

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 921
    - 529

    Quarterback

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 834
    - 579
    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1020
    - 637

    Quarterback

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1092
    - 667

    Quarterback

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1014
    - 302

    ranked low on reranks
    Defensive end

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 846
    - 462
    ) open
  37. 37
    + 838
    - 419

    Quarterback

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 843
    - 465
    ) open
  39. 39
    + 949
    - 614

    Running back, Return specialist

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 885
    - 303

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 922
    - 471

    Tight end

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1344
    - 863

    Running back

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 753
    - 622

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 997
    - 571

    Quarterback

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 746
    - 487

    Free Safety

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 712
    - 501

    Cornerback

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 732
    - 406

    Linebacker

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 581
    - 407

    Running back

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 576
    - 409

    Quarterback

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 718
    - 536

    Punter, Quarterback, Defensive back

    ) open
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